Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Getting a hobby

It's good to see that people are finding ways to pass their time. While we certainly don't understand all of the different things made into hobbies, we definitely support them. After all, we'd much rather people find bizarre things to do that are relatively harmless, especially if the alternative borders on violence.

And we can't stress enough that there are things we don't understand, like some of the activities from our neighboring state. After all, how many other places are there cricket-spitting competitions?

Okay, so maybe there are a lot of states that have such competitions, but that doesn't make it any easier to wrap our heads around it. Not that we don't have our own brand of bizarre activities, but we just can't picture sticking crickets into our mouth to see how far we can propel them through the air. Even more to the point, we can't see ourselves being so dedicated to the act that we would develop a fairly sure winning technique, only to share that technique with a local paper.

Naturally, we do have to assume that the crickets are no longer living, otherwise there would be a chance that one might take flight, and just throw off the whole competition. Apparently watermelon seeds just don't cut it anymore.

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